The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 4 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 6.78% 5.30% 6.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 50.00% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Median daily rate £550 £460 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -5.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
QA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 16.95% 10.61% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 10
Median daily rate £550 £584 £555
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.78% +5.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Docklands, London region with a requirement for QA.

1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) AS400
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) COBOL
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) UML
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
5 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Project Governance
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) ArchiMate
5 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Proprietary Trading
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) COBOL Programmer
1 5 (41.67%) Programmer
2 4 (33.33%) AS400 Programmer
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Test Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) AS400
2 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) ArchiMate
4 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Proprietary Trading
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) COBOL
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) IBM